Jul 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
that was found in rice shipped from pakistan. this morning a federal quanen tea go into effect. it restricts all rye that comes from country with beetle problems. 48,000 pounds of rice is being sent back. you may have noticed some unusual characters walking the streets in baltimore near the inner harbor this weekend. never feel the annual convention is here and the japanese animations convention means a big boost for the local economy. >> reporter: it is hard to tell who is more excited, the conventioners. >> this is a grit place. go baltimore. >> reporter: or behind the counter. >> it has been well. >> oh, a lot of money. a lot of money my. >> they flock to the inner harbor. they eat at the restaurant and buy goods at the shops. they like to bring something back home from baltimore. >> reporter: the website boosts that since 1999, they have taken over a sizable chunk of the inner harbor for a three day festival. last year, 30,000 people attended. they have hand over a sizable chunk of money in return. average of $15 million a year, including filling 4600 hotel rooms in the surrounding area.
Jul 25, 2011 7:00pm EDT
.s. air force security forces in saudi arabia and pakistan after two near-death experiences he returnd home with severe post traumatic stress disorder. >> before i met her, i was a wreck. i was out of control. i would start fights for no reason. >> reporter: deeply depressed and filled with rage, he decided to end his misery with his pistol. >> cocked it back. put it right in my mouth. and i sat there and i cried for about a minute or two. i was this close to pulling the trigger. >> reporter: that's when cheyenne, who was then six months old came to his rescue. >> she came up behind me and licked my ear. she gave me this look of, "what are you doing, man?" like," who is going to let me sleep in your bed. listen, if you take care of me. i'll take care of you." good girl. >> reporter: sharpe realized at that moment he had something to live for but he didn't stop there. he decided that what saved him might save others like him. so he started pet to vets, now known as p-2-v, an organization that has put dozens of injured veterans together with their own four legged saviors, dogs and cats.